Definition of pungently adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpʌndʒəntli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʌndʒəntli//
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  1. 1with a strong taste or smell the pungently aromatic scent of cloves
  2. 2in a direct way that has a strong effect He commented pungently on depressing aspects of everyday life.